These days, NASA is keeping an eye on a meteorite that is moving rapidly towards the Earth. Its size is quite large. It is being told that its length can be more than the Empire State Building. This meteorite body will pass near the Earth's orbit this week.
NASA has named this meteorite rock Rock-163348 (2002 NN4). It is growing at a speed of about 5.2 kilometers per second. In such a situation, it is expected that on June 6 it will pass very close to the surface of the Earth.
It is being told that its length can be between 250 meters and 570 meters (820 feet and 1870 feet). Whereas, the Empire State Building has a length (443 m or 1453 ft) and a London Eye length (135 m or 443 ft). In this case, this meteorite body is taller than both these buildings.
NASA has classified this meteorite as Aten Astride, which is passing into the orbit of the Earth passing through the sun. Scientists believe that there is nothing to panic about this. They say that it is not possible to collide with the earth. However, scientists are keeping a close eye on it.
Scientists say that the entire incident is being closely monitored. Many times due to gravity, meteor bodies enter the Earth's orbit at the last minute.
NASA says that the rock-163348 (2002 NN4) meteorite body will pass near the Earth at 8:20 am on Sunday. The speed of this meteorite is 5.2 kilometers per second. That is, it is coming at a speed of 11,200 mph. Scientists say that now in the year 2024, such a large meteorite body will pass through the Earth's orbit.
Let us tell you that on May 21, 2020, a large meteorite body of 1.5 km long came out very close to the Earth's orbit.